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delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
dauntless - bold; fearless
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize